Cancriform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cancriform Having the form of, or resembling, a crab; crab-shaped.
    • Cancriform Like a cancer; cancerous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cancriform Having the form of a crab; resembling or related to a crab in structure; brachyurous and decapod, as a crustacean; carcinomorphic. Also cancroid.
    • cancriform Cancerous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cancriform crab-like
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cancer, + -form,; cf. F. cancriforme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cancer; cog. with Gr. karkinos, a crab.

Usage

In literature:

An undescribed species of Cancriform epeira, belonging to the subgenus Gasteracantha of M.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Associated Words: cancerate, canceration, cancerous, cancriform, cancroid, solanoid.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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